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SAVE THE DATE! Centro Presente's Annual Celebration

SAVE THE DATE

 

    Centro Presente’s

      Annual Celebration

Centro in the News

Somerville aldermen to stop using ‘illegals’ for undocumented immigrants

Somerville aldermen and Mayor Joe Curtatone agreed to refrain from using the word “illegals” when referring to people, at last week’s board meeting.

A team of youths came before the Board of Aldermen at last week’s board meeting urging city officials to give immigrants who live in the city the respect they deserve as human beings by not using terms like “illegals” to describe undocumented people.

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: A group of immigrant worker members of Centro Presente bring their demand for payment of $183,500 in non-payment of wages and overtime to U.S. District Court in Massachusetts

PRESS RELEASE 

Media contact: 

Patricia Montes, Centro Presente

959 3108

 

A group of immigrant worker members of Centro Presente bring their demand for payment of $183,500 in non-payment of wages and overtime to U.S. District Court in Massachusetts

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URGENT ACTION! The day before elections immigrant families affected by S-Comm remind our elected officials of the need for a JUST immigration system!

URGENT ACTION! 

The day before elections immigrant families affected by S-Comm remind our elected officials of the need for a JUST immigration system!   

 

Media contact:

Patricia Montes, Centro Presente

(617) 959 3198 

Press Release

PRESS ADVISORY: Centro Presente premieres a mini-documentary about the basic labor rights of immigrant workers in Massachusetts

Media Contact:

Patricia Montes, 617 959 3108 

 

Where: Space with a Soul, 281 Summer Street, Boston, MA- 7th floor 

When: Today, Wednesday, September, 26th at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Centro Presente, the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), and the Asian Law Caucus Invites you to a training about the campaign for The TRUST Act in California

Centro Presente, the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), and the Asian Law Caucus

Supported by Jobs with Justice and the American Friends Service Committee, Project Voice. 

 

Invites you to a training about the campaign for The TRUST Act in California 

Where: SEIU Local 888, 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA

When: Tuesday, October 16th, 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

 

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NEXT Just Communities Meeting: OCTOBER 4th

Dear friends,

We hope that you are all doing well. We want to let you know that finally we are going to have the NEXT Just Communities Meeting. The meeting will take place on OCTOBER 4th at 6:00 p.m. at Centro Presente.  

Centro in the News

Letter: Wage theft is a widespread problem

A father of three told me: “This man was looking for people to paint cars in his body shop after hours. He said he’d pay $20 an hour, so I went there after my regular job. I worked there six hours a night. I was there for two weeks and then I asked him for my pay. Then he kicked me out. When I went back with my friend, who he didn’t pay either, to ask for my money, he told us not to come back, and that his girlfriend works for Immigration.” They never received the pay for their work. He told me this story about two years ago, at a free clinic in Metro West where I volunteer.

Centro in the News

Protests continue outside Diva in Somerville

For several weeks Centro Presente organizers have been picketing outside One World Cuisine restaurants in Somerville, Cambridge and JP to protest the non-payment of wages and overtime to eight former workers.

We wrote an article on this issue recently but they continue to picket as the issue has not been resolved. 

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Thousands of Immigrant Youth Begin Process of Applying for Temporary Work Permits Today

PRESS RELEASE

Thousands of Immigrant Youth Begin Process of Applying for Temporary Work Permits Today 

 

Boston, MA- Yesterday’s official release by the Department of Homeland Security of the forms necessary to apply for the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program signaled the beginning of a hopeful but paperwork-filled process for thousands of immigrant youth.